We all know that I am no chef... but I have been trying!
I love muffins and I love them hot from the oven.
I usually get the simple packets, they're like $1 at the grocer.All you have to do is add water and bake.
I decided that I need to get away from box and package cooking and I found a super easy recipe for banana bread. I decided to try it and make them into muffins.
So here it is... PACKAGE vs. HOMEMADE...
Here is the recipe:
1 C Sugar
1/2 butter softened
2 lg. Eggs
3 small bananas sliced
2 C Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 pecans (optional)
Start with your pan, make sure you grease really well, even if you're using muffin tins
Cream sugar with butter then mix in eggs, bananas, flour, baking soda, salt and nuts if you want
I like to use over ripe bananas and mush them, but thats up to personal opinion
Then just fill up your cups and place into a COLD oven. Set oven to 300' and bake 20-25 mins or until you toothpick it and its clean.
Let me just say that I was SOOOO excited for these muffins. I put them in the oven and thought to myself, "ok I have 20 minutes, Im going to take a shower." Keep in mind, my oven does not have a timer, I just always look at the clock and keep track. I'm usually hungry enough that I don't lose track of time.
I get in the shower, get out, dry my hair, do my make up, get dressed, take puppy for a potty break, start vacuuming... and then I wonder, "what is that burning smell? must be the neighbors BBQ again..."
finish vacuuming, go in the kitchen to get th duster and realize the burning is coming from my kitchen...
So I start looking around, the toaster, the dishwasher... I open the oven only to realize that I COMPLETELY FORGOT that I was baking! No idea... an hour later...muffins burned to a crisp... but it doesn't end there.
I air out the house and do some work, a couple hours later I think "I should make that muffin package since I don't want to go to the store to get bananas and wait for them to age."
I go to the kitchen, whip up the package in 5 minutes and put the muffins in the oven to cook for 16-20 minutes. Im sure to look at the clock, clean up the kitchen and go back to work.
5 minutes later, Kobe rings the bell to go potty. I take him down stairs, walk around, talk to my neighbor, get the mail. Then I decide that I want to get a $5 footlong for dinner, so run upstairs, get the keys and go out the door. Half way down the stairs I realize, "wait...I think I left the light on..." Run back upstairs, turn off the light and head off to Subway.
After Subway, I stop and get gas... run to the dollar store for some doggie treats... stop by the grocer for more bananas... by the time I finally get home its been about an hour and a half. I walk in the door and smell burning... again, it doesn't even occur to me that I was baking something until Kobe goes into the kitchen and starts barking...
More ruined muffins... I am still in SHOCK that TWO DIFFERENT TIMES it completely left my brain.. There is something terribly wrong with me...
Good news is, I got some more bananas! In three more days I'll post pictures of my beautiful, HOPEFULLY NOT BURNED muffins!
PS- let me know if that recipe works for you!